WCU's Steven Strausbaugh on National Player of the Year Watch List

CATAMOUNTSPORTSDOTCOM Steven Strausbaugh has been named to the
CATAMOUNTSPORTSDOTCOM
Steven Strausbaugh has been named to the
CATAMOUNTSPORTSDOTCOM

Nov. 21, 2006

Cullowhee, N.C. - It was announced today by the College Baseball Foundation that Western Carolina junior outfielder Steven Strausbaugh, who was earlier named preseason first team All-American by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, has been named to the "watch list" for the 2007 Brooks Wallace Award, which annually goes to the national college baseball Player of the Year.

Strausbaugh (Venice, Fla.) is coming off a year which he was named first team All-Southern Conference and second team All-Atlantic Region. He hit 17 home runs in 54 games in 2006 with his average of 0.31 home runs per game ranking 23rd nationally. Strausbaugh additionally ranked among the NCAA leaders in RBI (34th), slugging percentage (36th) and runs scored (39th). In addition to leading the SoCon in home runs, RBI (64) and slugging percentage (.675), he also ranked third in the SoCon in runs (61). Between his RBI and runs scored, he was single-handedly responsible for 2.3 runs per game. Even if counting his home runs just once in that equation (as either just an RBI or a run scored), he was still single-handedly responsible for 2.0 runs per game in 2006.

2007 Wallace Watch (* - indicates 2007 WCU opponent)
  Wes Roemer, P, Cal State Fullerton
  Sean Doolittle, P-1B, Virginia
  Kellen Kulbacki, OF, James Madison
  Nick Schmidt, P, Arkansas
  Matt Dobbins, P-DH, Jacksonville
  Emeel Salem, OF, Alabama
  J. P. Arencibia, C, Tennessee
* Andy D'Alessio, 1B, Clemson
  Damon Sublett, 2B-P, Wichita State
  Brian Friday, SS, Rice
* Matt Wieters, Ath-C-P, Georgia Tech
  Tyler Mach, 3B, Oklahoma State
  Pedro Alvarez, 3B, Vanderbilt
  Wrandel Taylor, P, Prairie View A&M
  Jake Arrieta, P, TCU
  Zack Cowart, SS, Ole Miss
  Darwin Barney, SS, Oregon State
  Chad Flack, 1B, North Carolina
  Shane Jordan, OF, Stetson
  Ryan Wherle, SS, Nebraska
  Matt LaPorta, 1B, Florida
* Taylor Harbin, 2B, Clemson
  Kevin Koski, OF, Southern Illinois
  Kyle Russell, OF, Texas
  Curt Smith, 3B, Maine
  Alex Wilson, P, Winthrop
  Milan Dinga, Ath-P, Army
* Kevin Coughlin, C, Kentucky
  Jemile Weeks, 2B, Miami
  Roger Kieschnick, OF, Texas Tech
  Jared Prince, OF, Washington State
  David Price, P, Vanderbilt
  Chris Ashman, P, Oral Roberts
* Nick Chigges, P, College of Charleston
* Barry Enright, P, Pepperdine
  Eric Sogard, 2B, Arizona State
  Steven Strausbaugh, OF, Western Carolina
  Blair Erickson, P, UC Irvine
  Eric Rose, OF, Michigan
  Mitch Harris, P, Navy
  Hunter Moody, P, Louisiana Lafayette
  Charlie Kingrey, OF, McNeese State
  J. B. Shuck, UT-P, Ohio State
  Luis Flores, C-P, Houston
  Justin Smoak, 1B, South Carolina
  Aaron Shafer, P, Wichita State
  Charlie Gamble, 3B, North Carolina A&T
  Tony Watson, P, Nebraska
  Adrian Alaniz, P, Texas
  Joe Savery, P-1B, Rice
  Corey Brown, OF, Oklahoma State
  J. T. Wise, OF, LSU
  Michael  Taylor, OF, Stanford
  Justin Frash, UT, Hawai'i
  Brandon Menchaca, OF, Delaware
  Blake Stouffer, 3B, Texas A&M
* Ramon Corona, 2B, NC State
  Matt Rizzotti, 1B, Manhattan
  Matt Hague, OF, Washington
  Bill Rhinehart, OF, Arizona
  Jay Brossman, OF, Utah
  Jericho Jones, P-OF, Louisiana Tech
  Ryan Angel, OF, San Jose State
  Tyson Ross, P, California
  Christian Friedrich, P, Eastern Kentucky
  Josh Dew, UT-P, Troy
  Josh Horton, SS, North Carolina
  Matt Smith, C, Texas Tech
  Beau Mills, 3B, Fresno State
  Dennis Guinn, 1B, Florida State
  Justin Rogers, 1B, Ball State
  Christian Staehely, P, Princeton
  Ike Davis, P-Ath, Arizona State
  Brian Matusz, P, San Diego
  Tim Haines, P, UT-Pan American
  Marcus Cortes, P-ATH, Savannah State
  Steve Blevins, P, Cincinnati
  Addison Maruszak, SS, USF
  Mike Bianucci, DH-INF, Auburn
  Kevin Sandberg, 3B-1B, Northern Colorado
  Brian McCullough, P, Longwood
  Danny Hamblin, 1B-3B, Arkansas
  Ryan Mottern, Ath-P, Oklahoma
  Jordan Muir, P, BYU
  Chris Joachim, 1B, St. John's
  Nick Hill, P, Army
  Dustin Pease, P, Mount St. Mary's
  Erik Morrison, INF, Kansas
  Justin Baum, INF, Pacific
  Sergio Miranda, SS, VCU
  Logan Johnson, 2B-UT, Louisville
  Jared McGuire, LF, Boston College
  Wade Korpi, P, Notre Dame
  David Doss, INF-P, South Alabama
  Joe Esposito, DH-P, NY Tech
  Austin Krum, OF, Dallas Baptist
  Warren McFadden, OF, Tulane
  Pat Tumilty, 1B-UT, Evansville
  Matt Cusick, 3B, Southern California
  Joe Mahoney, 1B, Richmond
  Beamer Weems, SS, Baylor
  Jeffrey Rea, 2B, Mississippi State
  Keith Smith, DH-INF, UNLV
  Matt Bowman, OF, Nevada
  Brian Pellegrini, 1B-P, St. Bonaventure
  Bobby Blevins, P, Le Moyne
  Daniel Stovall, 1B, New Mexico
  Brandon Crawford, SS, UCLA
  Todd Frazier, SS, Rutgers
  Allan Dykstra, 1B, Wake Forest
  Adam Harvey, INF, New Mexico State
  Robert Perry, OF, Long Beach State
  Julio Borbon, OF, Tennessee
* Collin Cowgill, OF, Kentucky
* Jonathan Wyatt, OF, Georgia
  Joe Spiers, SS, San Diego State
  Dan McDonald, P-DH, Seton Hall
* Danny Payne, OF-P, Georgia Tech
  Josh Ehmke, P, Samford
  Ryan Bird, P, St. Louis
  Nick Cleckler, OF, Jacksonville State
  James Simmons, P, UC Riverside
  Mark Mangini, INF, Oklahoma State
  Jacob Priday, OF, Missouri
  Dan Bulow, 1B, UVSC
  Steve Bradshaw, 1B, Eastern Michigan
  John Ely, P, Miami (OH)
  Brandon Douglas, SS, Northern Iowa
  Aaron Poreda, P, San Francisco
  Dan DeLucia, P, Ohio State
  Brad Meyers, P, LMU
  Matt Nohelty, OF, Minnesota
  Ross Oeder, 2B, Wright State
  Scott Simon, OF, Northern Illinois
  Antonio Mule, DH, Northwestern
  Aaron Bray, 3B, Charlotte
  Larry Gempp, Jr., OF, Illinois-Chicago
  Trey Sutton, 2B, Southern Miss
  Adam Amar, 1B, Memphis
  Marcus Davis, OF, Alcorn State
  Brad Emaus, 2B, Tulane
  Cody Satterwhite, P, Ole Miss
  Bryan Cryer, P, New Orleans
  Chris Wall, P, Texas A&M-CC
  Brendan Murphy, 1B-DH, Marshall
  Bryan Mitzel, OF, Central Michigan
* Robert Rodebaugh, DH, Elon
  Nolan Keene, OF, Missouri State

 

 

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